If you’re a deal hunter, you know what it’s like to make a great purchase and then realize that you bought something that looks like it cost $5.99. As we’ve mentioned in the past, some colors of clothes are harder to make look expensive, and that’s why many of us get wary about shopping for unknown clothing labels. Let this color list be your guide: these colors are trickier, and they have a greater tendency to look cheap.
This light blue/green color is lovely on the right garment, but when you get a bad deal, it’s tough. This color is often rendered transparent with thinner fabrics, it stains easily, and it also shows stitching along hems and seams. Instead of a light blue or green, try a forest green or a navy.
White jersey fabric, especially for dresses, can be very tricky. A jersey dress in white is another notoriously see-through thing to have in your repertoire, and the cost-per-wear drops dramatically because these dresses are quick to stain or to only be worn in a very small window of time.
Light Pink Jersey
Light pink jersey is an easy fabric to dye in your washing machine with another, darker garment, which will leave it look dingy. Pink jersey, while sweet to look at, will look cheaper than a standard pink cotton garment, and it’s yet another color that plays a part in see-through problems.
Yellow is lovely, but bright yellow is one of the more difficult colors to pull off. It’s cute and summery, but it’s often associated with sports teams and activewear, making it a lot more difficult to rock on a dress. Bright yellow dresses are nicer in a thick linen or heavy modal if you love the color.
Fire-Engine Red Satin
Polyester satin in bright red has a cheaper look than jewel tones like deep purple or evergreen, even though it has a similar intensity. To make your purchase look more expensive, you’ll want to choose toned-down or highly edited shoes and accessories.
Are there any colors that you don’t buy online, or any colors that you simply don’t like wearing?